January 18, 2022

State Libraries: State Budget Cuts Force Library of Virginia to Slash Reading Rooms Days

From Richmond.com:

The reading rooms at the Library of Virginia will close Saturdays and Mondays to help address job cuts due to a statewide drop in revenue projections announced last month.

The new schedule begins Nov. 14.

The move comes after the library was told it must cut 18 employees – 12 full time and six part time – to offset a five percent budget reduction mandated by the state.

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See Also: “Library of Virginia Layoffs Will Hinder Open Government, Preservation of Historical Record” (October 20, 2016)

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